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  • Buttons available for Little Balkans Days
    The 36th Annual Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is scheduled for August 28 through September 5, 2021. Numerous activities will be available, including an Arts, Crafts & Food Show, live music, as well as the return of “Button Events”.
  • Plan a Bucket List Trip to Pittsburg
    We asked a travel writer to take a look around town, let us know how her day went, and what some of her favorite places were…
  • Arma 75th Annual V-J Homecoming
    A 75-year celebration marks the end of War World II, and the joy of coming home.
  • Open house scheduled for Miner’s House in Franklin
    Tour the Miner’s House at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • 33rd Little Balkans Quilt Show
    September 3rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 4th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Little Balkans Folklife Music Program
    Join emcee J.T. Knoll on Saturday, September 4th in Pittsburg’s Lincoln Park at the Little Balkans Folklife Festival music stage.
  • ArtForms Gallery celebrates 5th Anniversary with open house
    Three opportunities are available to celebrate the 5th Anniversary with ArtForms Gallery and the artists that share their creativity with the community of Pittsburg and surrounding areas.
  • Croce Plays Croce Downtown Concert
    The 2021 Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is host to a special night of music on Saturday, September 4 starting at 8 p.m.
  • Amazon Army Centennial Speaker Series
    For three days in December 1921, thousands of wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts of striking miners marched in protest. FRANKLIN, Kan. – Shaft coal mines in Southeast Kansas were deadly. Pay was low. Laws protected owners, not laborers. For three days in December 1921, thousands of wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts of striking miners marched in protest. Being a women’s march, it made national headlines. Throughout 2021, the “Amazon Army” and related stories are being retold.
  • National Nature Photography Day – June 15
    As a child growing up in Crawford County, the day that the National Geographic magazine arrived at our home each month was the day that I curled up on the couch and traveled the world.
  • Little Balkans Festival Photo Contest goes digital
    The Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is seeking entries for one of its most popular events – the photo contest.
  • Plaster Center: If you build it, they will come
    This week, the Plaster Center staff are rolling out the “green carpet” to vendors and attendees of the 36th Annual Four State Farm Show at what just might be the largest event that the building has hosted to date. 
  • Free Fishing Weekend & Annual Derby
    The first full weekend in June is typically a free fishing weekend across Kansas, including the Mined Land Wildlife Areas.
  • Big Kansas Road Trip moves to Southeast Kansas
    From May 5-8, 2022, the Big Kansas Road Trip will showcase Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford counties in Southeast Kansas.
  • Friday Music on the Lake 2021 schedule
    ar off due to the pandemic, Friday Music on the Lake returns to Crawford State Park near Farlington, Kansas.
  • Fishing For a Good Time
    On an early spring day that seemed made for fishing, Tom Pebley, of Kansas City, cast his lure into one of the more than 1,000 strip pits that dot Crawford County.
  • Big Brutus to host Big Iron Overland Rally
    Big Brutus National Historic Site will host the Big Iron Overland Rally from May 14-16, 2021.
  • Little Balkans Days Festival seeking vendors
    Applications for vendors are now open for the Little Balkans Days Festival over Labor Day Weekend in Pittsburg, Kansas.
  • Little Balkans Days set for Labor Day Weekend
    After canceling the Little Balkans Days Festival in 2020, the Festival Committee has announced the event will return in 2021.
  • Beginner’s guide to indoor track meet preparation
    Eight weeks. Eight track meets. From February to March 2018, the coordinator for the Robert W. Plaster Center walked the equivalent of going from Pittsburg to Greensburg, Kansas – and back. Most likely, he walked even longer than that.

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